Table 1

Body weight and body composition as measured by DEXA at Baseline and following 6 and 12 weeks of a carbohydrate restricted diet with 3 eggs per day (EGG group) or the equivalent of egg substitute (SUB)1

Variable

Body Weight (Kg)

Total Body Fat (Kg)

Trunk Fat (Kg)


EGG

Baseline

98.9 ± 15.3

30.2 ± 8.0

18.6 ± 5.5

12 Weeks

92.2 ± 12.7

25.4 ± 8.4

15.3 ± 5.7

SUB

Baseline

97.6 ± 19.9

31.6 ± 12.4

19.8 ± 7.8

12 Weeks

91.7 ± 15.7

27.0 ± 12.0

16.6 ± 7.4

Time Effect

P < 0.0001

P < 0.0001

P < 0.0001

Diet Effect

NS

NS

NS

Interaction

NS

NS

NS


1Values are means ± standard deviation. EGG n = 15, SUB n = 13. Data were analyzed using repeated measures ANOVA.

Ratliff et al. Nutrition & Metabolism 2008 5:6   doi:10.1186/1743-7075-5-6

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